Take the next step in your career in cloud computing

Why choose the Cloud Direct Breakthrough2Cloud Graduate Programme

Cloud Direct helps organisations transform their computing using Microsoft Cloud technologies.  It’s all we do – so you will be immersed in the latest innovations applied in real-world business scenarios making a real impact.

You’ll learn valuable and marketable skills that will be both fulfilling and lay a solid foundation for your future career.

As a graduate, you’ll get to work with some of the brightest minds, and learn every day. We want to build a community of people who think differently. “More is in you” is a mantra that permeates the core of our culture. It means you dig deep and bring out the best in yourself. That’s the kind of people we want. We have five principles that are at the heart of every decision we make; freedom, mutuality, quality, respect and efficiency. They help guide our decision making and culture.

We value diversity of thought and perspectives and work collaboratively across teams – there’s an entrepreneurial spirit.

It’s fair to say the work is challenging, but it’s rewarding too, and you’ll have all the training you need to deliver quality results across diverse client projects. Whether you’re working at home, in our offices or at a client site, you’ll find we’ve invested in the workplace tools to make everything as seamless as possible. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain technology-specific accreditations relevant to your programme, such as Microsoft.

The breadth and depth of work are huge. Its work that helps communities and business to thrive and grow. You might find yourself looking at how your work might revolve around helping clients to manage threats and risk. Or advising clients on digital transformation. The opportunities are, in fact, endless, but often involve embedding technology deep within organisations. The impact you make will give you a real sense of purpose.

So, join us if you want to help shape the future of technology. If you want to be intellectually stimulated and feel inspired through learning every day, then apply to our Breakthrough2Cloud programme.

What you’ll do on the Breakthrough2Cloud Graduate Programme

The Breakthrough2Cloud Graduate Programme begins with a comprehensive training period to equip you with the skills you need to work with our clients. During training, you will learn what it’s like to work in a development environment, using an agile methodology to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

You will work on dynamic challenges such as the delivery of real-world applications, ranging from web-based to machine learning and data science to quality assurance and cloud technologies. In addition, our training includes modules on professional skills to ensure you have the confidence to start making a difference for our clients on day one.

Once you’ve completed the training, we will place you with one of our industry-leading clients where you will work as a fully integrated member of their team. You will put your training into practice and gain valuable experience working on cutting-edge projects. What’s more, we will be here to support you through every step of your career journey with us.

Beginning your career: STEM or non-STEM?

Our Breakthrough2Cloud Graduate Programme is open to all candidates with or without a STEM degree or background in Cloud:

Those with a STEM degree, typically Computer Science
The most common way to pursue a career in Cloud computing requires a university degree in Cloud computing or a related STEM subject, as well as industry-relevant work experience such as an internship. With a STEM/Computing degree you typically fast-track onto our graduate programme working on exciting customer projects from the start.
Those with a non-STEM degree – Bridge2Cloud
If you don’t have a computing degree, we offer a conversion programme Bridge2Cloud typically lasting 12-18 months where you focus on the core skills you would have learned during a STEM degree. You will still work on Cloud projects, but allowances are made as your skills develop. The conversion programme is supplemented with formal training courses and certifications to help bridge knowledge gaps. Apply online to find out more about the programme and if it’s suitable for you.

Microsoft and Professional Qualifications

Whilst you may have a computing degree or related qualification, it’s important to supplement these with specific professional qualifications that help make your theoretical skills more relevant in the market.

At Cloud Direct, we will support you in focusing on the following Microsoft professional qualifications:

• Microsoft Azure / Microsoft 365 / Power Platform Fundamentals
• Microsoft Azure / Microsoft 365 / Power Platform Developer
• Microsoft Azure / Microsoft 365 / Power Platform Architect Expert
• Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert
• Microsoft Azure Security Expert
• Microsoft Azure Data Scientist Associate

Your career can follow one or more of these learning pathways as you deepen your experience and learn more about your own passion.

Do you qualify for the Breaththrough2Cloud Graduate Programme?

You will need a degree (2:1 or higher).  Whether STEM or non-STEM, you will need to be an ambitious and driven graduate with a passion for technology. Cloud technology is evolving rapidly and it is most important to have a curious mind, able and willing to absorb new skills.  You also need to be an excellent communicator and able to work as part of a team.

The process is rigorous but open to all with no stereotypical pre-conceptions from Cloud Direct.

Apply online

Please submit your CV to start your Cloud Direct journey.


You will have various interviews as part of this process with the HR and Talent Manager/Hiring Manager to find out more about your experience. This typically involves three interviews, a telephone, video and face-to-face

Online tests

You will undertake a General Intelligence Assessment and a personality profile so we can make sure you’re aligned to the role that matches your strengths. We may also ask you to present a short presentation or undertake a relevant task.

Final stage

Showcase yourself to our CEO and/or the HR and Talent Manager during our ‘Topgrading’ where we will assess your cultural fit and your last chance to find out more about the company.

Rewards & Benefits

At Cloud Direct we like to reward our employees fairly. When you join our Breakthrough2Cloud Graduate Programme you will receive the following benefits:

• Unlimited holiday (responsible time off)
• Fun Fund to spend with two colleagues
• Pension contribution
• Healthshield cash benefit scheme
• Critical illness/life assurance/group income protection
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Cycle to work scheme
• Training and support
• And many more…

Ready to become a Cloud Consultant Graduate?

To find out more, apply online on our careers website or email with your interest

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